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29 Jun 2016 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

29 Jun 2016 description

Sustaining Independent Media in Times of Conflict

In a year where the greatest influx of refugees seen by Europe since World War II dominated headlines and pressured government aid budgets, I have been asked on several occasions why support to media development in conflict zones, humanitarian disasters and countries in the midst of democratic transition should be a priority.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires additional resources before the end of June to provide school meals for 18,000 school children attending schools in the rural areas and the suburban area of Djibouti-city at the beginning of the new school year, in September.
    Resource shortfalls at the start of the school year will most likely affect school attendance.
28 Jun 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Tuesday 6/28/2016 - 15:59 GMT |

A flare-up in violence across Yemen on Tuesday killed 80 people, nearly half of them civilians, officials said, as lengthy peace talks in Kuwait made no headway.

The escalation came after a wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 42 people on Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Fund for Peace

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

28 Jun 2016 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €15 million (approximately US$16.9 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to help WFP treat and prevent moderate malnutrition among more than 660,000 children under five, and pregnant and nursing mothers.

28 Jun 2016 description
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June 28th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Yemen has continued its efforts to support the medical sector in the war-torn country, by initiating the 2nd phase of supplying hospitals with medications and medical consumables as well as dispatching mobile clinics over three days in four Yemeni governorates, at a cost of $272,777 (QR 992,355).

28 Jun 2016 description

In light of the World Humanitarian Summit and the commitments made to affected people across the world, we share with you the responsibilities that the humanitarian community commit to uphold in Yemen.

28 Jun 2016 description

CERF RELEASES ITS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

In 2015, CERF allocated nearly US$470 million in humanitarian assistance for helping front line partners on the ground kick-start or reinforces emergency activities in 45 countries. CERF raised $409 million with the support from 59 member states.

27 Jun 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Monday 6/27/2016 - 21:52 GMT

A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 42 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, officials said, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

The capital of Hadramawt province, Mukalla had been under the control of Al-Qaeda for one year until pro-government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition recaptured the city in April.

27 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • This quarter, 2.6 million, 3.2 million and 3.4 million beneficiaries were assisted with emergency general food distribution in January, February and March respectively. The reach has greatly increased since last quarter.•For half of the beneficiaries, food assistance provided their main source of food.

27 Jun 2016 description

Kuwait City, Kuwait, 26 June 2016

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

As-salam Alaikum. Ramadan Karim.

It’s a great pleasure to meet you together. This is the first time I have met you. I wanted to meet you last year in Geneva but somehow it did not work.

I appreciate that you have now been meeting together to resolve this crisis in a peaceful manner through a political dialogue.

The situation in Yemen is of profound concern. Not only to me and the United Nations, but also to you and all of your people, and all of the countries in the region.

26 Jun 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 15:45 GMT

Fighting between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels killed 41 people on several fronts Sunday, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the rival factions in Kuwait to accept a peace plan.

UN sponsored talks between the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi have failed to achieve a breakthrough since starting in the Gulf emirate on April 21.